|Houston police are awaiting autopsy results in the death of a woman found after a fire was extinguished at 9601 West Montgomery Road about 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday (February 5).
The identity and cause of death of the victim, 68, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Detectives C. Arrington and E. Rossow reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a meet-the-firefighter call at an apartment complex at the above address after Houston Fire Department emergency personnel responded to a fire at the location. HFD found a woman inside the apartment and pronounced her deceased.
HFD arson investigators responded to the scene and, after a preliminary investigation, requested HPD homicide detectives to assist in the investigation. HFD investigators believe the fire started on the couch in the living room of the apartment. The cause of the fire has not been determined at this time.
The investigation is pending the woman’s cause of death.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.